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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

Common Desktop Environment

Trusted Administrative Roles Other Than Root Not Authorized to Connect to the X Window Server (6579866)

Trusted CDE Screen Lock Logs Out the User (6564548)

Cannot Switch Roles on Trusted Java DS (6546892)

Mouse Pointer and the dtfile Icon Are Not Displayed When You Drag the dtfile Icon (6462945)

SMC Updates the tnrhdb File But Does Not Run tnctl to Update the Trusted Host Cache (6471594)

Trusted Stripe Disappears From The Screen After Resolution Change (6460624)

x86: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

Solaris PDASync Cannot Delete Last Entry From the Desktop (4260435)

File Systems

zoneadm install Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

fdisk -E Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (6412771)

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

Veritas NetBackup Does Not Back Up and Preserve Files With ZFS/NFSv4 ACLs (6352899)

BrightStor ARCserve Backup Client Agent for UNIX (Solaris) and ZFS Support

ZFS GUI Should Check For /usr/lib/embedded_su at the Beginning of Each Wizard (6326334)

Fails to Sync File System on Panic (6250422)

Upgrading From Some Solaris Express or Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

Access Problems Between Solaris NFSv4 Clients and NFSv4 Servers

Using mkfs Command to Create File System Might Fail on Very Large Disks (6352813)

File System Creation Might Fail on Small Slices (6346510)

System Crash Dump Fails on Devices Greater Than 1 TByte (6214480)

Using smosservice Command to Add OS Services Results in Insufficient Disk Space Message (5073840)

Hardware-Related Issue and Bugs

The (ZFS) ARC Allocates Memory Inside The Kernel Cage Preventing DR (6522017)

mpathadm Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Framebuffers (6321362)

SPARC: Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board Versions 1.0 and 1.1 Not Supported in Solaris 10 OS

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

x86: Limitations Exist With Certain Device Drivers in Solaris 10 OS

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-US English Keyboards

SPARC: jfca Driver for Certain Host Bus Adapters That Are Connected to Tape Devices Might Cause Errors (6210240)

Contention Exists Between Certain Devices That Share the Same Bus (6196994)

hat_getkpfnum() DDI Function Is Obsolete (5046984)

x86: Soft System-Shutdown is Not Supported in Solaris OS on x86 (4873161, 5043369)

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot Solaris (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Issues While Running Debugger

SPARC: Problems With dbx Debugger While Processing 64-bit Objects (6347707)

System Might Loop When Master CPU Is Changed (4405263)

Localization Issues

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

Uninstaller Displays Strings Incorrectly in Some Locales (6487062)

Input Method Cannot Be Enabled With Primary Administrator Rights (6475081)

New ChuYin Input Method Not Supported in Upgrade to IIIMF rev.12 (6492129)

AltGr Does Not Work As Mode Switcher in Some Russian Locales (6487712)

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Solaris PDASync Does Not Support Data Exchange With the Multibyte Internationalized PDA Device (4263814)

L10N Messages Missing When Using localeadm Utility to Add Locales (6423974)

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME (6384024)

Unable to Switch Input Language on Session-Saved Applications (6360759)

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mozilla in ES Locale Are Unusual and Ambiguous (6288620)

Migration Note to UTF-8 locales

Microsoft Office Files

HTML Files

Fixing Broken HTML File

Emails Saved As Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Estonian Keyboard Type 6, French Canadian Keyboard Type 6, and Polish Programmers Keyboard Type 5 Not Available

Cannot Print Documents in Portable Document Format (6239307, 6218079)

Sort Capability in the European UTF-8 Locales Does Not Function Correctly (4307314)

Networking Issues

Login Fails on iSCSI Target With Two Portals and One Bad Portal (6476060)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in Solaris 10 OS

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

Intermittent Errors Might Occur With the Use of DataDigests (5108515)

ATM LANE Subnets for IPv4/IPv6 Might Not Complete Initialization (4625849)

Configuring Multiple Tunnels Between Two IP Nodes With Filtering Enabled Might Result in Packet Loss (4152864)

Security Issues

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled (6365896)

Incorrect Parameters Might Cause Panic in Sun StorEdge T3 (4319812)

Service Management Facility

Print Services Have Offline Settings by Default (5100134)

Login Prompts Sometimes Appear Before File Systems Are Mounted (5082164)

Smart Card

System Does Not Respond to Smart Card (4415094)

Edit Config File Menu Item in Smartcards Management Console Does Not Work (4447632)

Solaris Commands and Standards

Unsupported Options in the ddi_dma_mem_alloc(9F) Man Page (6571030)

Changed Man Pages for Solaris Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Failed Unconfigure Command cfgadm Might Succeed Later Without Notice (6483258)

Bash 2.0.5b No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

New tcsh Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equals Sign

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Command ping -v Does Not Work on IPv6 Addresses (4984993)

Solaris Volume Manager

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Solaris Volume Manager metassist Command Fails in Non-English Locales (5067097)

Volume Creation Fails in Systems With Unformatted Disks (5064066)

Hot Spares Do Not Work Correctly When Solaris Volume Manager RAID-1 (Mirror) or RAID-5 Volumes Are Created in Disk Sets Built on Soft Partitions (4981358)

Solaris Volume Manager metadevadm Command Fails if Logical Device Name No Longer Exists (4645721)

Solaris Volume Manager metarecover Command Fails to Update metadb Namespace (4645776)

Sun Java Desktop System

Email and Calendar

Problems With Using Multiple Attachments (6260583)

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Incomplete List of Contacts in Contact Folder (5088514)

Login Issues

Cannot Login Using GDM Unless Clearance is Set to admin_high (6432114)

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Online Help Freezes (5090731)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problems With Online Registration of StarOffice 7 Software (6208829)

Problems With Sound Recorder

Release Notes Do Not Display in Thunderbird Help (6565136)

Trusted Java DS Workspace Does Not Start on Initial Change of Label (6550104)

Nautilus ACL MASK is Not in Sync With Group Permissions (6464485)

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

x86: Cannot Configure Full-Screen Magnification on Systems With One Video Card

x86: Problems Configuring USB Mouse Device as Extension Device for Use With GNOME On-Screen Keyboard

x86: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

Certain View Options Might Cause File Manager to Fail (6233643)

Problems Creating Certain Types of Archives (5082008)

System Administration

Trusted $HOME Ownership Incorrect When Administrative Role Created (6579845)

SAN 4.4.13 Emulex Error With Patch 119914-12 (6558400)

iscsitgtd Double Frees on Target Creation With an Alias (6554915)

iSCSI Target Coredumps When Running JIST Test Suite (6550844)

zoneadm attach Command Might Fail (6550154)

Solaris is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (6520224)

Deferred Activation Patching (6486471)

Possible Error With 32-bit Applications Getting File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

x86: Uninstallation of Solaris Trusted Extensions Fails (6460106)

Using patchadd With the -R Option To Specify an Alternative Root Path From Systems That Are Not Zones Aware Should Be Restricted (6464969)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Not Compatible With Previous Versions

SPARC: Error Messages Displayed During Dynamic Reconfiguration (6312424)

Error Messages Displayed by pkgchk After You Remove Patches for Zones (6267966)

Race Condition Between kcfd and IPsec Algorithm Availability (6266083)

Solaris Product Registry Administration Utility Fails to Launch in a Zone (6220284)

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

SPARC: smosservice delete Command Does Not Successfully Remove All Directories (6192105)

SPARC: Stopping the System by Using Keyboard Sequences Might Cause a System Panic (5061679)

kill -HUP Does Not Always Cause the Agent to Reread the snmpd.conf Configuration File (4988483)

x86: Pressing the F4 Key During BIOS Bootup Fails to Boot the Service Partition (4782757, 5051157)

Solaris WBEM Services 2.5 Daemon Cannot Locate com.sun Application Programming Interface Providers (4619576)

Some com.sun Application Programming Interface Method Invocations Fail Under XML/HTTP Transport Protocol (4497393, 4497399, 4497406, 4497411)

Cannot Modify File-System Mount Properties With Solaris Management Console Mounts and Shares Tool (4466829)

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Solaris Commands and Standards

The following section describes behavior changes in certain commands and standards in Solaris 10 OS.

Unsupported Options in the ddi_dma_mem_alloc(9F) Man Page (6571030)

The ddi_dma_mem_alloc(9F) man page describes three options which are not supported. The unsupported options are as follows:

Workaround: None.

Changed Man Pages for Solaris Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

The following Solaris Trusted Extensions man pages are revised for this release:

The revised man pages cannot be viewed using the man command. To view the revised man pages, see the Solaris Trusted Extensions Reference Manual.

Failed Unconfigure Command cfgadm Might Succeed Later Without Notice (6483258)

Sometimes the cfgadm -c unconfigure command fails because of pending I/Os. With the changed kernel, the command is retried offline. The cfgadm's unconfigure command might, however, succeed later without any notice to the user.

Workaround: Run the cfgadm -al command.

Bash 2.0.5b No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

Solaris 10 OS includes Bash 2.0.5b. This shell no longer automatically exports the following variables to the environment:

This new behavior applies even if the shell assigns default values to these variables.

Workaround: Export these variables manually.

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

The behavior of /usr/bin/ln has changed to adhere to all of the standards from SVID3 through XCU6. If you use the ln command without the -f option to link to an existing target file, the link is not established. Instead, a diagnostic message is written to standard error, and the command proceeds to link any remaining source files. Finally, the ln command exits with an error value.

For example, if file b exists, the syntax ln a b generates the following message:

ln: b: File exists

This behavior change affects existing shell scripts or programs that include the ln command without the -f option. Scripts that used to work might now fail in Solaris 10 OS.

Workaround: Use the -f option with the ln command. If you have existing scripts that execute the link utility, make sure to modify these scripts to comply with the command's new behavior.

New tcsh Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equals Sign

In Solaris 10 OS, tcsh has been upgraded to version 6.12. This version no longer accepts environment variables whose names use a dash or an equals sign. Scripts that contain setenv lines and that work in earlier Solaris versions might generate errors in the current Solaris 10 release. The following error message is displayed:

setenv: Syntax error

For more information, refer to the tcsh man page for the Solaris 10 OS.

Workaround: Do not use the dash or equals sign in names for environment variables.

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Applications that were built in strict standard C conformance mode are affected by the behavior changes of certain library functions. An example is applications that were compiled by using the cc -Xc or c89 compilation mode. The behavior has changed for the following library functions:

A formal interpretation of the 1990 C Standard requires that after an end-of-file condition is set, no more data is returned from the file on subsequent input operations. The exception is if the file pointer is repositioned or the error and end-of-file flags are explicitly cleared by the application.

The behavior for all other compilation modes remains unchanged. Specifically, the interfaces can read additional newly written data from the stream after the end-of-file indicator has been set.

Workaround: Call fseek() or clearerr() on the stream to read additional data after the EOF condition has been reported on the stream.

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Due to larger UIDs, processor ids, and cumulative execution time, the columns of the ps command output have been widened. Customer scripts should not assume fixed output columns.

Workaround: Scripts should use the -o option of the ps command.

For more information, see the ps(1) man page.

Command ping -v Does Not Work on IPv6 Addresses (4984993)

The command ping -v fails when the command is applied to addresses that use Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The following error message is displayed:

ping: setsockopt IPV6_RECVRTHDRDSTOPTS Invalid argument

Workaround: None. To obtain the same ICMP packet information that ping -v provides, use the snoop command.